February 3, 2013

Why I Do What I Do

After a relaxing and restful sleep last night, I woke, yawned, rolled over and was confronted by Blue Angry Bird staring across at me.

I could have sworn I went to bed with The Hubbster last night.  But there was Blue Angry Bird perched on the pillow!  Of course I took a photo and thought about how I could incorporate him into a blog post!

I would categorize this mornings' event as pertaining to the blogger label of "silly" or "funny". It doesn't really belong to "country" or "farm" or "babies" or "books".

I looked across at my labels to see a vast array of subjects that I write about.  Everything from country of course, to travel, kids, my house, movies and family.

Which has got me thinking, what is my blog really about?  What is my "niche". Do I have a certain focus?  Who reads my blog?  Why do people read my blog?

I initially started writing to document our journey from suburbia to living on a farm, and in a shed, and to have a written progress report on owner building our house.

As I've always been a bit of an over sharer, I found myself writing about other things that interested me.  And I really enjoyed it! 

I loved the freedom to express myself, the challenge to keep it real, and the connections I was starting to make with others who blog.  There was something about blogging that made me want to tell it how it is, to not cover my stories in fairy floss to make them acceptable to others.

And four years later, I'm still doing it! 

I don't particularly have a niche.  I don't monetise my blog, I don't do giveaways or reviews, but I have the utmost admiration for those who do.  I very rarely post photos of my children, but I write about them alot.

I write about my day, my farm, my life, and what worries me, the heartbreak I've felt over this and this, and the joy I have here.

And I think it works....for me....I hope it works for you too.

Thank you for reading my blog.  I am very grateful and although I'm not giving away ponies, I hope you can still take something away each time you visit!


Marissa said...

I visit your blog because I love to read about your daily life on the farm! I wish I had a ranch full of ponies,chicks,cows and goats! I guess I am living vicariously through you.. My husband and I are looking for property out in the country I can't wait..I think its pretty neat to live away from the city..its just so peaceful! I love how you write, so keep writing!
xoxo Marissa.

Anonymous said...

I love hearing about life on the farm. Glad to hear you will be keeping it up.

A Christy Production said...

I don't read blogs as much as I used to, so I find myself scrolling through my blog list and catching up on posts I've missed of the blogs I like the most. You are definitely on that list! I like the way you write... you keep it real!

River said...

I started visiting your blog because I fell in love with your house. Now I stay for the writing too.

Mimsie said...

I too was so interested in your new home being built but have stayed with you because I find your blog so interesting in every aspect. I don't have a theme but just write as the mood takes me. I often think what I write is plain boring but there are a few who seem to enjoy and keep following. I think my one regret is that if people do read my blog they don't leave a comment. Even just "visited today" would be great. It is an encouragement to keep going. Just you keep going the way you are. It's all so interesting. xx

Mimsie said...

P.S. Meant to say I love the angry blue bird!!

Farmers Wifey said...

Thank you lovelies, I think you are all fabulous xo

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